Here’s a truck loaded with about a gazillion straws. It’s part of the culture here—probably because of an assumption that nothing you drink from is hygienic–that every drink is served with a straw. You buy a Coke in a bottle, you get a straw. You get an iced tea in a restaurant, you get a straw. You order a glass of milk, a straw comes with it. You buy a canned soft drink, a straw. You buy a fresh coconut on the street, you get a straw. This same truck loads up at the same shop 3, 4, 5 times a week. They would put more on the truck but notice they are just now under the mass of wires above the load.